Borth Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the government has failed in its attempt to discredit former President John Mahama’s legacy.
There’s been a debate on social media on who should be credited for the building of Bank of Ghana hospital.
Mr Cassiel Ato Forson asserted in a statement that Mr Mahama, as President, provided the needed leadership that conceptualised and established the Bank of Ghana Hospital, and, thus, asked Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako to stop denying the former President credit for the health post, which has become one of the centres for managing COVID-19 patients.
Among other assertions, the ranking member of Parliament’s Finance Committee said: “As a former Deputy Minister responsible for Finance and one who served on the board of the Bank of Ghana from 2013 to 2017, I confirm, without equivocation that the Bank Hospital is a President John Mahama legacy”.
But The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako, said if former Board member of the Bank of Ghana, Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, insists that Mr John Mahama interfered in the central bank’s use of its operational resources by directing the banking regulator how to use that money, including for the construction of the Bank of Ghana Hospital, then such interference explains why nine local banks collapsed in the last couple of years.
“I was thinking that as a former Deputy Minister of Finance and a member of the previous Board/Authority of BoG, Mr Ato Forson, would have produced something of evidential value to back up his/their case.”